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Amy Howerska: Smashcat – Gilded Balloon @ the Counting House, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham In her return to the Edinburgh Fringe, Amy Howerska brings her usual brand of sassy, bawdy and direct comedy. In Smashcat the follow-up to last year's Sasspot Howerska talks about the loss of her greatest idols and her realisation of the need to settle down, dressing up and relationships. Gone are the days of hedonistic partying replaced ...

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Tudur Owen: The LL Factor – Just the Tonic @ the Mash House, Edinburgh

Tudur Owen

Reviewer: Matt Farnham In his latest stand-up show, Tudor Owen takes the audience on a journey through the trials and tribulations of being a stand-up comic on a small island where everyone knows you and how awkward nights at a strip club are. Tudor manages to bring the idyllic life of North Wales to life with his humorous tales and ...

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Snakes and Giants – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle The Flanagan Collective has become something of an institution at the Edinburgh Fringe, offering a selection of work each year. This year sees them bring three shows, all of which are vastly different to one another. One of their shows, Snakes and Giants, showcases their effortless blend of storytelling, spoken word, and music, which has marked the ...

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Tell Me Anything – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: David Ralfe Director: Christopher Harrisson Reviewer: Stephen Bates David Ralfe makes his first appearance on stage wearing a large inflatable dolphin on his back. He explains that the creatures are known for helping people in trouble at sea to safety and have become a symbol for carers. He goes on to tell a story about Kate, a teenage girl ...

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Alix in Wundergarten – Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh

alix in wundergarten underbelly

Writer: François Pandolfo Director: Angharad Lee Reviewer: David Doyle The audience are there to watch a live recording of a radio version of Alice in Wonderland starring a West End star, a bright young talent, and an actress who has just graduated. Locked in the studio with only themselves, the audience, and the piece’s director, things descend quickly into surreal ...

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MacBain – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writers: Gerardjan Rijnders, William Shakespeare, Kurt Cobain &Courtney Love Reviewer: David Doyle MacBain, part of the Big in Belgium strand of Summerhall’s programme for Edinburgh Fringe 2016, explores the stories of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love through the prism of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Combining an interview with the pop stars, a condensed version of Macbeth, and original text, the piece looks ...

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The Rocky Horror Show – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Book, Music &Lyrics: Richard O'Brien Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 1973 may be remembered for many things: the year VAT was introduced; Britain joined the EEC; the three day week came into force; Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips and a young, out of work New Zealand actor wrote The Rocky Horror Show. Richard O'Brien's groundbreaking work represented a ...

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